Flipping y our classroom


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Flipping y our classroom

  1. 1. Definition of a Flipped Classroom • A classroom that uses videos/podcasts as instructional tools to help time-shift the instruction of concepts so students receive the most support (teacher and classmate presence) when they are working on the heaviest cognitive load (actually solving problems and working on understanding/using the content by themselves). ~Crystal Kirch
  2. 2. Purpose for Flipping Student Perspective A traditional classroom: • Students learning at different paces (slow, medium, fast) • Students missing important pieces of information from class even though they were "present” • Students absent (sick, sports, etc) and missing critical lessons • Students not completing homework fully or correctly at home because they "forgot" how to do it from class (or simply copying from a friend) • Forgetting old material and having no way to access it. Teacher Perspective A traditional classroom: • Teacher spending most of class time going over the content in lecture style form and not giving students a lot of time to practice on their own with support • Teacher spending many extra hours tutoring and re- explaining to students who didn't "get it" in class • How do I shift the onus of responsibility to the students?
  3. 3. Goals of the Flipped Classroom
  4. 4. Teacher Benefits and Goals
  5. 5. Lesson Planning and Delivery
  6. 6. Thoughts on the Flipped Classroom • Creating a "Flipped Classroom" is a constant work in progress • Using this ideology has the ultimate goal of increasing student understanding and ownership of the content. • This may look a little different in every class, this may look a little different every year… • As educators we have to find ways to help support our students in their learning and help them to develop into reflective, responsible, and self-directed learners! • There is no ONE flipped classroom. Take pieces of everything you see and make it work with your students in your classroom.
  7. 7. Deciding on the Content • Anything you use to lecture in class could potentially be a video. • Anything you notice the students need to work on. – Data driven – Example my students did a horrible job in their first essay on capitalization so I made a quick video on basic grammar rules on capitalization. • There are some premade content pieces already out there, you could use something already created! – Khan Academy (science & math) – Schooltube.com & youtube.com – Flipped learning network – Brightstorm.com (English)
  8. 8. How are they actively engaged? The WSQ… • I use Crystal Kirch’s method of WSQ – Stands for: • Watch & take notes • Summarize • Ask a question • It is important to model this! • Summarizing is a district framework best practice! – This must be modeled too, my students must go beyond in today’s video we learned (fill in the title of the video here) – I require a 3 sentence minimum summary. • Questions should be “HOT” or higher order thinking questions. • Other options, have them create something. – Pamphlets with the information – Fill out a guided notes packet – Whatever you are comfortable with, remember this is a work in progress.
  9. 9. “HOT” Question Starters
  10. 10. What to use to deliver the content: • Video cameras and a white board, or white board slides. • Prezi, Power point with a screen capture program – Screencastomatic.com (free, limit to 15 min) – Jing (limit is even shorter 5-7 min) – Sophia.org – Camtasia (not free) – ELMO’s • If you have a webcam you can use that to record both face and sound, or just sound. • Something to think about do you want your face in the video? • Another option would be only audio, the students could download the podcast.
  11. 11. Examples • Example using prezi and screencastomatic.com – Components of a Paragraph • Example with embedded video – Body Sentences, Transitions, and Conclusions • Example with power point – Characters Motive Promote the Theme
  12. 12. What do you do with a video after you made it? • Next step in the process: – Youtube Channel – Store the videos as a video file on your computer and upload them to edmodo. – Sophia.org & OBA! • Both are a social networking platform that allows you to upload multiple pieces to the process – PDFs, Videos, pictures etc. – I will, on the day the video is due, add the link to a post in edmodo as well as tweet the link to the youtube video. • I save all the video files to edmodo as well in a folder for the students to access whenever they need to.
  13. 13. My Own Reflections • With STEM and PBL integration this has helped me in time management in class. – Instead of wasting precious class time on the simple matter of note taking we are able to do more in depth analysis together. • This year has been a learning experience – Most that is out there is made for science and math NOT language arts. – How to make it easier on myself, guided notes were good for some but not all and it was a lot more work on top of the videos. – Creating the presentation first took a lot longer than the video, as long as you don’t write a script or freak out about it being perfect. • What is next for me… – Moving most of my videos over to sophia.org • Allows for better organization • Allows for multiple styles of learning – Moving towards a digital WSQ (using google forms)
  14. 14. Common Misconceptions… • Homework motivation – My students do the homework, it is pretty much the same amount of students doing their work as prior to the flip – However feedback shows that they enjoy it. • Lack of technology doesn’t seem to hinder them. – I offer a “Viewing Party” every Wednesday for people to catch up – The ipads in my room are separate from flipping – The person I use as a resource for flipping has only TWO computers in her room, and she is on her second year of flipping. – Offer videos on thumb drives too! • They re-watch! – The data shows they care going back and watching the videos if they need to see the content again! Some videos have 200 views (10/23 videos)! 38% LOVE IT 38% Think it is easier than other HW 76% Enjoy the new style
  15. 15. Q&A Time: If you are interested in more information here are some great websites: Teacher resource site: http://flippingwithkirch.blogspot.c om/ Kirch’s student website: http://www.kirchmathanalysis.blo gspot.com/ Carter’s website: http://mrscarterhla.blogspot.com/